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Bookworm54
Speechless | Madeline Freeman
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A YA retelling of #TheLittleMermaid for #FairytaleReadingChallenge

Set on a dystopian Earth, there are people with abilities known as aberrations hiding among conforms. Aria is an aberration who is able to breathe under water. As more people begin to push for registration and detention centres, Aria applies to be in the next colony on Mars.

I really liked this one, and might look out for the next book in the future :)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🧡 3w
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Bookworm54
Untitled | Unknown
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May was not super fruitful reading wise 🤣

I finished a book from April and my May #FoodAndLit and #FairytaleReadingChallenge picks

I started my #Roll100 on audio (so good! Just super long) and my #BookSpin book but haven‘t gotten over half way with either.

This month I am hoping to catch up on some earlier Bookspin reads but we will see how far I get! I am not getting through as many as I am hoping 😂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Still great progress!! It's never as much as we want it to be! 😂 4w
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KatieDid927
Cress | Marissa Meyer
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I liked it! Some of the romance storylines are a little more YA than I typically like, but the story is really picking up now! Plus it checks the box for this month‘s #FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

Jgacreations It‘s a great series. 1mo
fredamans My favorite YA series of all time. 1mo
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Bookworm54
Beyond the Tower | JacQueline Vaughn Roe
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This was my pick for #FairytaleReadingChallenge #Rapunzel

It‘s the first in a series and follows Rapunzel out in the world after being thrown out of her tower for betraying the witch.

The background to the story is the familiar tale of Rapunzel, and then this follows her trying to find her place in the world and get over her love, coming across lots of other fairytales (like donkeyskin, the emperors new clothes, and Bluebeard!)

#MarvellousMay

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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ozma.of.oz
Rapunzel's Revenge | Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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Raised in the high walled garden of her mother, Gothel, Rapunzel has led a very sheltered life. What happens when she learns the truth of what is outside the wall? Wild, Wild West shenanigans. Fairy tale style.

This was pretty darn adorable. Middle grade, so a quick read, and pretty simple art, but with fun characters, an interesting twist, clever fairy tale cameos, & a VERY proactive princess. Will definitely be picking up the sequel! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

robinb That cover though…#coverlove 😍 2mo
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Butterfinger
The Magnolia Sword | Sherry Thomas
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Have I mentioned how much I love the #FairytaleReadingChallenge and how much I love this book. #Mulan was March, but I wanted to drag this book for a long time. The battle scenes were perfect. The characters were brilliant in tricking the villain. Loved this book. @Charityann

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KatieDid927
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My last book for April was my second book for April‘s Cinderella #FairyTaleReadingChallenge. I‘m glad I finally started this series! I love the mythology and I liked the first installment even more than I thought I would. Looking forward to May‘s challenges! @Charityann

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KatieDid927
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Super fun retelling of one of my fave Disney movies. I love this series! #FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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TheAromaofBooks
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#BookReport x2 weeks since I was sick last weekend - the windowsill is starting to look a little more manageable as I spent much of my recovery time reading!! I also finished several chapter-a-day reads (The Other Bennet Sister, North & South, London Under). I had three Cinderella retellings (besides Cinder) for the #fairytalereadingchallenge this month, but the two I started didn't speak to me. Despite enjoying the Waterfire Saga by Jennifer ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Donnelly, Stepsister just wasn't speaking to me. And The Cinderella Deal... wow, the MC was just way too Quirky!!(TM) for me to handle. I started the tagged book yesterday - it's a long-lost #LMPBC book that appeared and since the round is already long-over, the owner of this book told me I could take my time and still read it if I wanted to haha It's good so far, but it's weird because the two POV voices sound a LOT a like. Starting ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) to get mildly concerned as to what the widowsill will look like when I add in May's books!! 😂

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vlwelser That might be my least favorite Donnelly. She seems to have gotten a book contract with Disney. I hope she goes back to her original stuff soon. 2mo
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Cinfhen Im always kind of relieved when a book “isn‘t speaking to me” 😉 2mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re feeling better xx 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @vlwelser - I'm definitely planning to try another book of hers sometime because I did enjoy the Waterfire books. I can't even put my finger on why I didn't care for this one, it just didn't click with me!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Thank you!! It's hard to believe it was just a week ago that I couldn't even think about food! 😂 I'm back to eating like a horse now, so everything is good haha And yes, sometimes it's nice to get an entire book (or series!) off the TBR just because it “isn't right“ 😁 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I think this book has been on my TBR since it first was published in 2012 haha Worth the wait - creative and fun with likable characters. I did feel like the place cyborgs had in society wasn't very well explained, but on the whole I really enjoyed this one. And since it's been on my list ten years, I don't have to wait for the rest of the series! Bought all the others on Pango so they should be here next week!!

Someone gifted this one to me ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap back in 2019, but I didn't write down who... but thank you!! 😁

#Roll100 - 28 (March) @PuddleJumper
#19822022 @Librarybelle
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann
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PuddleJumper Oh wow! That's a long time 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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melmes awesome! i read this a while back and i enjoyed it. an interesting retelling 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 2mo
Ruthiella I loved this series. ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @PuddleJumper - Sadly, not a long time compared to some of the other books on my shelves 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @melmes @Ruthiella - I'm really excited about reading the rest of the series, too!!! 2mo
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